Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has begun a feasibility study on using ammonia as a fuel for power plants in Indonesia, hoping to contribute to the expansion of energy infrastructure exports from Japan.
With support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, MHI will examine the feasibility of utilising ammonia at the Suralaya coal-fired power station and an existing natural gas-fired power station in the country, derived from the abundant oil and natural gas produced in Indonesia. The goal is to establish an integrated ammonia value chain encompassing production, transport, fuel consumption, and CO2 storage.
The two proposals to carry out this study were recently adopted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), aiming to leverage the advanced technologies and expertise of Japanese companies to meet new global demand for infrastructure and contribute to global socioeconomic development. This is part of efforts to support energy decarbonisation in the country through the Asia Energy Transition Initiative.
Indonesia has announced the policy of deriving 23 per cent of its power supply from renewable energy by 2025, and 28 per cent by 2035.
MHI and Mitsubishi Power will make a concerted effort as a corporate group, working in cooperation with Indonesia’s state-owned power company group and the Bandung Institute of Technology to support approaches that help the country achieve its targets.
Going forward, with encouragement from METI’s adoption of these feasibility studies, MHI and Mitsubishi Power will contribute to further decarbonisation in Indonesia and provide momentum for the global deployment of the company’s net zero energy transition policy through the projects.